Marinelli bend

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Marinelli bend is a form of contortion, in which the performer holds body weight only through teeth. It is a head-seat with the legs extended, performed while supported only by a mouth grip at the top of a short post.


This name comes from the contortionist and international theatrical agent H. B. Marinelli (1864-1924).


Contortionist Tsatsral Erdenebileg is the current Guinness World Record holder for the longest Marinelli bend achieved at 4 minutes 17 seconds on 24 Jul 2013. She broke her own previous record held in May for 2 minutes and 34 seconds. The record earlier than that was held by Iona Luvsandorj for 50 seconds in 2009.